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High Performance
FEA for Windows


Turn your ideas into reality with high performance FEA on your Windows system.

Solutions in seconds not hours with the fastest direct sparse solver available today. 

Reliable results using advanced hybrid finite elements that are accurate regardless of element shape or mesh density.

  Element Features
  • Material properties include: Temperature and stress dependent isotropic, orthotropic, anisotropic, and laminated composite material models
  • Robust shell and solid elements give accurate results even with high skew angles, large aspect ratios, and when used in a coarse mesh
  • Both element and grid point stresses can be output in any coordinate system with one simple command
  • Automatic mid-side edge node option for solid elements
  • Automatic vertex drill degree of freedom for shell elements
  • Nonlinear cable and adaptive gap and slide line elements

Element Library

• Tapered beam
• Rod, tube, cable, and bar
• Quadrilateral and triangular plates
   (6DOF/node), membranes, shells,
   shear panels
• Solids (four, five, and six-sided
   up to 20 nodes)
• Plane stress, plane strain
• Spring and mass
• Contact and friction
• Rigid general form, rigid rod, rigid
   bar,and rigid plate
• Interpolation
• Conduction
• Boundary surface

Material Properties
• Isotropic
• Orthotropic
• Anisotropic
• Temperature-dependent
• Stress-dependent
• Von Mises, Tresca, Mohr-Coulomb,
  and Drucker-Prager material
  nonlinear yield criteria

Loads and Boundary Conditions

• Nodal forces and moments
• Pressure loads
• Gravity and centrifugal loads
• Rotational acceleration and velocity
• Time and frequency dependent
  dynamic loading
• Nonlinear loads and follower forces
• Single and multipoint constraints
• Symmetric. antisymmetric boundary
• Transient boundary conditions
• Multiple loading and boundary
  condition subcases
• Thermal loading and stress recovery
• Temperature dependent conductivity
• Isotropic and anisotropic thermal
• Temperature dependent internal heat
• Temperature dependent heat transfer
• Temperature gradient dependent heat
  transfer coefficient
• Radiation and convection loads
• Nonlinear functional forms
• Surface normal heat flux
• Grid point nodal power
Solution Features
• Model size limited by available disk
  space only
• Extremely fast sparse direct and
  inerative (PCG) equation solver
  reduces solution times from hours
  to seconds
• Fast sparse subspace iterative
  eigenvalue solver with optional
  Lanczos starting vectors efficiently
  handles a wide range of eigenvalue
• Automatic mass and stiffness
  singularity detection and correction
• Decomposition mechanism detection
  and correction
• Solution error measure for static
  solutions, orthogonality loss, and
  error norms for eigenvalue solutions

Performance and Control Features
• Fully integrated and customizable
  Nastran Editor controls program
  operation and provides results
  summary data through an easy to
  use GUI
• Uses the most current advances in
  finite element technology
• Extensive error checking at all stages
  of execution
• Complete online documentation and
• Written in fast, optimized 32-vit
  Fortran 95 and C/C++
Output Features
• Direct support for FEMAP results import
  using either Binary or ASCII FEMAP
  neutral file interface
• Results import support for other FEA
  and CAD applications using the
  NASTRAN Output 2 or PATRAN 2.5
  neutral file interface
• Detailed tabular results output file
• Results measures include: energy,
  stresses, strains, forces, reactions,
  displacements, velocities, accelerations,
  heat fluxes, thermal gradients,
  temperatures, enthalpies, grid point
  force balance, global stiffness, mass,
  and damping matrixes, solution and
  mesh error estimates, element and grid
  point results
• Nonlinear results include: equivalent
  stress, effective plastic and nonlinear
  elastic strain, gap and slide line
  displacement and forces, contact
• Frequency response results include:
  real/imaginary and magnitude/phase
• Random vibration results include:
  power spectral densities, autocorrelation
  functions, and root mean square (RMS)
  stresses, strains, and forces, reactions,
  displacements, velocities, and
• Automatic and user definable measure
  sorting for handling multiple load case
• Powerful grid and element set generator
  for generating sets that can be used to
  control output, define measure
  coordinate systems, generate grid point
  temperatures, and define measure sort
• Shell and solid element corner stress
  and strain output
• Grid point weight generator with
  complete mass properties
• Stress discontinuity/convergence error
• Element and grid point stress, strain,
  heat flux, and thermal gradients can
  be output in any coordinate system
  including: material, grid point, basic,
  and global
• Intermediate bar and beam element
• Composite failure index and strength
  ratio output
• Automatic generation of structural
  temperatures for direct modeler import
  or structural analysis
• Element and grid point thermal
  gradients and heat flux
• Heat flow into heat boundary elenments

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